Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hiking activity for children: Butterfly nets

Photo courtesy of Georgia DNR.
Once you start seeing butterflies in your yard, consider bringing a butterfly net on the trail. Catching the butterflies is a fun challenge for kids, and if you bring a magnifying glass to look at what you’ve caught, can make for some literally eye-popping discoveries.

Materials: Butterfly net, magnifying glass.

Ages: 5 and up.

More great day hiking games and activities for kids:
g Butterfly nets
g Grab bag
g Nature bingo
g Game Show
g When You Hear Train

Learn about more than a hundred other hiking diversions for kids in Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities.